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  • Supreme Court Limits Patent Litigation Venue Shopping - What this means for Patent Trolls

    The world of patents is still complicated, despite government changes made in the last few years. With the new rules allowing you to take patent credit for a product based on "first to file", you still may face some challenges. One of those hurdles is patent trolls , something ... Read Article
  • Patent Trolls: What They Are and How We Fight Them

    Patent trolls have existed for as long as patents have existed, but the term patent troll originates from an educational video released to corporations in the early 1990s. It is a derogatory term used to describe people or companies that attempt to enforce patent rights against ... Read Article
  • U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Patent Troll Case that could end venue selection in Eastern Texas Courts

    Courts in the Eastern District of Texas are often sought out by companies looking to file lawsuits for patent infringement. In fact, nearly half of all patent suits filed in the United States are heard in the Eastern District of Texas. However, an upcoming Supreme Court case ... Read Article
  • One Internet Entrepreneur's Approach to Fighting Off a Patent Troll 'We don't make news. We mock it.' is an internet news aggregator boasting millions of monthly page views. Drew Curtis originally registered in 1997. Since then, Fark has grown to become one of the most successful sites of its kind. How Fark works (and ... Read Article
  • You Can Run, But You Can't Hide (From Patent Trolls)

    Actually, you can't really run, either. Your HQ might be in Silicon Valley, but patent trolls can sue you in any jurisdiction in the U.S. Don't ask us if it's fair (it's not) - being able to pick the forum for litigation is unique to patent trolls, and a bit of a headache for ... Read Article
  • Updates in Patent Litigation: Patent Eligibility, Or Bad News for Patent Trolls

    35 U.S. Code § 101 - Inventions Patentable Last week we focused on patent troll defense litigation. This week, we take it back a few years to when the Supreme Court upheld a district court ruling in Alice Corp vs. CLS Bank . CLS Bank is a global network that facilitates currency ... Read Article
  • Fighting the Evil Patent Troll

    A play-by-play on what a patent troll is, how they operate, and what you can do about them to protect your business... Have you ever heard of "patent trolls?" If not, you probably have heard them referred to as their other, less-scary-sounding names such as patent holding ... Read Article
  • PATENT Act Attempts to Stamp Out Patent Trolls

    Throughout 2015, the U.S. Senate has been considering a few bills with patent reform in mind. One of them is the Protecting American Talent and Entrepreneurship ("PATENT") Act, which targets patent trolls and includes a way to recover fees incurred when patent trolls sue for ... Read Article
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